University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
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    Dr Nathan Heflick

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Nathan Heflick

    I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln.

    I joined Lincoln in 2015, having previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Kent from 2012-2015. I completed my PhD in 2012, specializing in experimental social psychology.  While completing my PhD, I taught at the University of South Florida and worked as a researcher at Hospice.

    My research currently addresses the following questions:
    1 - Do mortality-related threats on smoking packages actually influence smoking behavior?
    2-  When do people experiencing disadvantage accept their own inequality, and when do they protest?
    3-  Does cruelty (such as being insulted) tend to spread?
    4-  When is sexualisation objectifying, and when is it humanizing?

    Department Responsibilities

    Current Teaching:
    Year 1/2/3 Tutorial Groups
    Year 1 Developing Individual in Society
    Year 2 Social Psychology (module coordinator)
    Year 2 Social Theories and Applications (module co-coordinator)
    Year 2 Research Skills
    Year 3 Dissertation

    Committee Work:
    Athena Swan

    Subject Specialism

    Social Psychology, Mortality Awareness, Religious Belief, Dehumanization, Meaning, Emotion


    • PhD in Social Psychology — University of South Florida (USA), 2012
    • MA in Social Psychology — University of South Florida (USA), 2009
    • BA in Sociology — Youngstown State University (USA), 2006
    • BA in Psychology — Youngstown State University (USA), 2006

    Professional Affiliations

    • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA division 36) — Member
    • Society of Personality and Social Psychology — Member

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Dissonance: An existential puppet play (w/Strangface Theatre Company) — Awarded £30,000 by Wellcome Trust in 2015
    • Life review and the mental health of terminally ill Hospice patients — Awarded £15,000 by Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies (University of South Florida) in 2010

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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